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“Pat & Family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother always put a smile on our faces. We thought about her often. Our prayers...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lynn O. Walker - Reno, NV

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: MIranda Brow - China Spring, TX

“Punky, Tot, and Pat-- Hey we've known you guys, and Dot, for about as long as anybody. She was a precious person--and while we'll miss her, we'll...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Pike Farr - Wildwood, MO

“Dear Talbert Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you today as you say goodbye to Momma T. She truly was a wonderful, kind and caring lady. We...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Gina & Lonnie Underberg - WEST, TX

“Dot's goodness and beauty came from within. She had many friends who loved her very much. Many central Texas collectors truly benefitted from her...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Mark Todd - Washington, DC

“Mrs. Talbert was one generation older than I am. I feel very privileged to have known her since I was a school girl. I have many fond memories of...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Clova Gibson - Valley Mills, TX

“My Mama T has completed her earthly toils.The brittle thread which bound her to the earth is broken, and the liberated spirit has winged its flight...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: JL Crosby, Sr - Scottsdale, AZ

“I will always remember her kindness, her love for the family and her laugh. She was the Grand Lady of the family. This world was a better place while...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Chuck Rylander - Lake Jackson, TX

“Tot, Punky, and Pat, So sorry to hear about Aunt Dot. She was always such a poised and beautiful woman. Wish I was able to make the services. You...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Caron Caffall Bernard - Phoenix, AZ

“My thoughts and prayers are with you - I spent so many wonderful times with Dot and Patsy at Show & Tell Antiques - It was my "teenage" hang-out !...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Elliott Bird - Dallas, TX

“I extend my deepest sympathy to Punky, Tot, Pat, and all of the family at this difficult time. Dot was the kindest, most loving person that I have...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Shirley Grube - Waco, TX

“Dear Talbert Family, My heart is heavy with loss but my sadness is lessened knowing that she is again with those she loved so much. "Aunt Dot" was a...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Lynn (Kimball) McClelland - TX

“Know that my thoughts and prayers are with family, friends, and all those who are grieving the loss of our beloved Dot. I feel so blessed for the...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Chaplain Lee Franklin - Hillsboro, TX

“It was my privilege and pleasure to care for Dot during her final months. It did not take long though to realize she was a great lady who had a...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Demmitt - Gatesville, TX

“I still have the bible that she gave me when I was a child. She was my Godmother which shows how much our family loved and respected her. She will...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Susan (Beth Harrell) Womack - TX

“The Talbert Family,I am so sorry for your loss Dot was a very sweet and beautiful lady.May God bless each and everyone of you.You are in my thoughts...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Nimmie [Johnson] Bryant - TX

“Many of my earliest memories are of the Milt and Tot Talbert Family .... And trips with them, Tracy, Julie and Todd to the Talbert Ranch. Dinner and...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Katy Pando - Houston, TX

“Our dearest "Aunt Dot" will be missed by all who had the extreme pleasure of knowing her. She gave so much love, understanding and guidance to her...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Jeannie Kimball Maus - TX

“MammaT was a lovely, sweet, kind hearted through and through lady. She was admired and loved by all that was lucky or blessed enough to have met or...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jenness and James White - Temple, TX

“We lost a beautiful lady in our family. My prayers are with all of you. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Cathy Rylander Key - RICHMOND, TX

“My wife, Linda, and I met "Mama T" a single time, during a long, lovely (and very hot!) weekend we spent at the ranch in May of 1997, when Dot's...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: LInda Lewis and Tom Alleman - CA

“Barbara and I are saying prayers for your family. Dot was a wonderful person. My dad ( Dudley) lit up every time the two cousins got to visit. She...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Bobby Bonorden - Aransas Pass, TX

“Norman and I are so sad to hear of Dot's passing. We was such a wonderful and important part of this family...Daddy, Rye, was so fond of her and I...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Cindy Rylander Lutz - TX

“Dot, you will be missed. You were a grand, elegant lady who impacted my life more than you know. Love and condolences go out to the family in this...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Susan A Hutyra - Waco, TX

“We love you. Thank you for your loving guidance. Your lessons will be remembered and handed down to the next generation. I miss you already. Love...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Todd Talbert - Casper, WY

“Dear Talberts - My sincere sympathy on the death of Mama T. Though I never had the pleasure of her company, I know all about her through Julie. ...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Sarah Bird - Bruceville, TX

“For 26 years, Mama T has welcomed me into her home and her life. I am beyond blessed that she was the great grandmother to my children and that they...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Nick Webb - China Spring, TX


Dorothy Lee Talbert January 28, 1920 – July 14, 2013 Dorothy Lee Talbert, 93, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Services will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, with the Rev. Josephine Roberts and the Rev. Brad St. Romain officiating. Interment will be at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey on Bosque Blvd. Dot was born January 28, 1920, in Port Lavaca, to Maude Etta Montier and Matthew Pitts Rylander. She graduated from Lillie Jolly School of Nursing as an R.N. She married the love of her life, Milton Talbert, Sr., December 14, 1940. They made their home in Houston before moving to the Talbert family ranch in 1953. Dot was involved in church and community activities including: Women of St. Paul's , PTA, the Civic Club. She was the first woman elected to the China Spring School Board, and she helped administer the first public polio immunizations. She was an astute business woman. Her Merry Wood Poodles Kennel took several miniature poodles to National Championships. She and Patsy Thomas opened Show and Tell Antiques in Waco, now run by son, Milton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Talbert, Sr.; sons, Thomas Matthew and Lee Talbert; her parents; one sister; and two brothers. Survivors include sons, Milton, Jr., and wife, Tot, and Richard Patrick; grandchildren, Tracy Larsen and husband, Michael, Julie Talbert and husband, Nick Webb, Todd Talbert and wife, Michelle, and Brad Talbert and wife, Marta; great-grandchildren, Sam and Ella Webb, Luke and Ada Larsen, Reece and Chance Talbert, and Madison and Grace Talbert; and extended family, Mike and Patti Tamberella, the Thomas family and the Langford family. The family would like to thank Dr. Hodges, Lighthouse Hospice Staff, Lanie Fioretti, Karen Demmitt, and Nancy and Charles Ferguson for their special loving care, concern, and support during her illness. Pallbearers are Michael Larsen, Nick Webb, Todd Talbert, Brad Talbert, Mike Tamberella, Bill Thomas, Joe Thomas and Charles Ferguson. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Neal, Glen Schlofelt, Tom Gearry, Carl Rogers, Les Callison, John Davis Ferguson, Tod Musil, Troy Andrews, Jim Langford, and James Comer. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul's School, China Spring Cemetery Association or the China Spring Volunteer Fire Department. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.